Ridge Man Arrested After Pulling Gun During Road Rage Incident

April 17, 2018
Joshua Aquilino, 24, of Ridge

Joshua Aquilino, 24, of Ridge

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received a phone call from a female victim advising a male in a dark colored work van pulled a gun on her and a male victim while on Route 235 in the area of Trapp Road in St. Inigoes. The victim followed the blue van onto Wynne Road, however lost the vehicle from there.

A Deputy from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office made contact with the victims in a nearby parking lot at which time the victim explained she was driving southbound on Route 235 in the area of Trapp Road when a dark colored van was following her vehicle very closely, she advised the van then began flashing their lights at her so her male passenger told her to pull off to the shoulder of the road. Once on the shoulder of the road the van pulled up next to them, and the male victim asked, “what was up.” The two victims told police the male inside of the van then pulled out a black handgun, racked a round into the chamber and pointed it at them, and said “next time I’m trying to f###ing pass you, you will let me pass you,” while he was pointing the gun at them, the female victim recognized the male as Joshua Aquilino, 24, of Ridge, because she went to school with him since elementary school. The male victim also recognized the male as being “Joshua” due to having mutual friends.

Police gave the name to ECC and they were informed Aquilino had an address off Wynne Road, on Pine Tree Lane. Police responded to Aquilino’s residence and observed a blue Chevrolet van parked outside of the address.

Police knocked on the door and made contact with Aquilino and detained him. Aquilino originally lied about the incident however after a while he made a statement that he “shouldn’t have racked his gun at the people in the car”. When Aquilino was being walked to a police vehicle for an interview he dropped a loaded magazine onto the ground with .45 caliber ammunition in it.

Aquilino was read his Miranda rights, which he waived. Aquilino advised he was trying to pass a vehicle that would not allow him to pass. He advised they waived him over to the side of the vehicle at which time he pulled over, grabbed his gun and “racked it.” Aquilino denied pointing the gun at the victim’s however he did admit that his gun was loaded and he did “rack it.” Aquilino showed police where he put the gun once he got home, the gun was found inside of his residence on top of a refrigerator. The gun was a Glock 21 Gen4 .45 caliber, black in color like the victims had advised. Aquilino was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.

Aquilino was charged with the following:

  • assault-first degree (2 counts)
  • assault-sec degree (2 counts)
  • reckless endangerment (2 counts)
  • use of a firearm in a felony/violent crime
Joshua Aquilino, 24, of Ridge

Joshua Aquilino, 24, of Ridge

45 Responses to Ridge Man Arrested After Pulling Gun During Road Rage Incident

  1. TellItLikeItIs on April 17, 2018 at 9:30 am

    This guy has all the best qualities of SOMD all rolled into one package!

    – Drives like an idiot. CHECK
    – Has a handgun in the vehicle. CHECK
    – Has ratty facial hair and a mullet. CHECK
    – Dumb enough to pull a gun on someone in public. CHECK

    • Anonymous on April 17, 2018 at 10:27 am

      I guess you found the bottom of the barrel of locals to hang out with if this is your opinion of them. I will not deny that there are some local trash in the area but they are few and far between. Most of the reckless drivers I see every day have Virginia or Florida tags. Almost all the locals I know are well educated, laid back, respectful, people with high paying jobs. As for the haircut, I had the mullet in the early 90’s but this is the first person I have seen with one recently in years. Many of my local friends have guns but they are not stupid enough to transport a loaded gun or point it at someone for something so trivial. The turd in this article needs to be removed from civilized society for a long time.

    • Senses Bureau on April 17, 2018 at 11:52 am

      Those are the best qualities you found in SOMD?

      • TellItLikeItIs on April 17, 2018 at 2:38 pm

        Sadly… yes. The best to be found in a local!

        • Tru on April 18, 2018 at 12:37 pm

          And you”re not ignorant for making this stereotype the rest of the people just don”t understand.

          • Rob Stark on April 19, 2018 at 5:32 am

            In this case the stereotype is warranted.

    • bootsbip on April 17, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      LOL! you are so right!

    • Anonymous on April 17, 2018 at 4:07 pm

      You forgot….
      – of Ridge,MD. CHECK

  2. Ms. Right on April 17, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Rack Dis, MF’r!

    You lost your right to have your toys, now.

    And for what? Cuz the girls wouldn’t let you pass?

    What were you going to do – scare them?

    Don’t aim your weapon unless you are prepared to fire it.

  3. Localboy on April 17, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Wow, it’s been a long time since I seen a Mullet. Takes me back to my High School days.

    • Ted Nugent on April 17, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      Joe Dirt is alive and well in So MD.

    • Anonymous on April 17, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      I want my mullet back. My old Camero and my 8 track!

      • Anonymous on April 18, 2018 at 5:33 pm

        That would be camaro*, smart one.

  4. Charles on April 17, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Business in the front, party in the back lol

  5. Nick on April 17, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Not only should you have not “racked it,” you shouldn’t have even pulled the gun out.
    You have issues idiot!

  6. Mullet on April 17, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Business in the front, party in the back! Billy Ray Cyrus would approve!

  7. Anonymous on April 17, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Das right! das right! never ever pull a gun on anyone unless you use it! das right!

  8. Anonymous on April 17, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Joe Dirt fell on some hard times.

  9. Anonymous on April 17, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    “Sorry I can’t hear you over this party back here!!”

  10. Ted Nugent on April 17, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    He didn’t want to break his heart. His achy breaky heart.

  11. Anonymous on April 17, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    24…yikes dude looks 45 on another note he is the typical southern Maryland gun lover

  12. Matrix on April 17, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    and he is your argument for your precious 2nd amendment rights….give me a break

    • Anonymous on April 17, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      If you think any responsible gun owner would defend this POS you are sorely mistaken. He will be prosecuted using the current laws on the books and hopefully he will be ineligible to own a firearm in the future. If the laws on the books were strictly enforced and punished there would be no need for more laws.

      • Ted Nugent on April 17, 2018 at 5:22 pm

        No he won’t. There are a ton of laws on the books that are rarely enforced.

    • Neo on April 17, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      Uhhm. Nope.

    • Pro2A on April 18, 2018 at 8:39 am

      The 2nd amendment is the only protection for the 1st amendment. Take the 2nd and you liberals will lose the 1st. Wait, might not be a bad trade. No more liberal snowflakes stinking up the media.

    • TellItLikeItIs on April 18, 2018 at 9:58 am

      Let’s use your logic.

      There are plenty of blacks that commit crimes and live in the ghetto. Are they a good argument for the 15th Amendment?

      Dummy!

  13. Shawn on April 17, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    GREAT MORE GUNS. NEVER FAILS

    • Ted Nugent on April 17, 2018 at 5:28 pm

      And he was arrested. What is your point moron?

    • Zinger on April 17, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      Shaddup already

    • MikeInMorganza on April 17, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      Give it a rest already…

      • Shaun on April 20, 2018 at 9:37 pm

        GREAT MORE MIKES. IT’S ALWAYS GOTTA BE A FRIGGIN MIKE

    • Otis Scorpio is betting on a suspended sentence for young Josh on April 17, 2018 at 10:26 pm

      What never fails is that worse than useless SOMD judges will punish gun crime with a slap on the wrist. If Josh the Mullet went away for a decent stretch, he wouldn’t be so Quick Draw McGraw. How about enforcing the existing gun laws to the full extent before listening to the agitprop of SJW halfwits for more gun laws.

    • Dosmom on April 18, 2018 at 6:15 am

      Had this happened in Baltimore, DC, Chicago or Detroit it would have been just another day and the women, just another statistic because GUNS, not the imbeciles behind them right?

  14. AT on April 17, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Damn Josh. You know better. Wonder what type of price you will pay. Hope you never do anything so stupid, dangerous, and criminal again. Get it together man. Praying for you.

    • Ted Nugent on April 17, 2018 at 5:29 pm

      What was stupid, dangerous and criminal was you allowed him to wear that haircut.

  15. Anonymous on April 17, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    typical inbred from ridge

  16. Otis Scorpio says Ohm on April 17, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    What young Josh needs is to manage his stress better. I recommend yoga, breath management and meditation. Instead of contemplating his navel, perhaps he can focus his kundalini on that giant zit on his forehead.

  17. Guy White on April 17, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    When are these comments going to turn into a racial argument?

    • Anonymous on April 18, 2018 at 10:30 am

      They already have. Comments like typical, redneck, inbred, Joe Dirt, etc.. Maybe you missed those posts.

    • Malcolm X on April 18, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      Black people are not racists, or haven’t you heard?

  18. Anonymous on April 18, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    wow

  19. Bootyyyyyyy on April 18, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    It’s Joe Dirt. They finally found him.

  20. Anonymous on April 19, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Who cares

  21. Neat Pete on April 19, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Some one needs to find this boy a hairbrush.

    Or a decent haircut.

    Then carve the scrag off his face.

    Now take him to his cell.